Monday, February 5, 2024

THE VELVET CANDLES ... Earls sound-a-like

The Spanish Doo Wop group, the Velvet Candles, has new songs in their repertoire and one of them "Your Eyes" has a good sound to the white group of the 60's, The Earls. Furthermore, said song has been written by Ralf Zur Linde of the famous german group, The Crystalairs. 

Listen to it here;

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

UNLISTED WHITE DOO WOP 45 rpm ... The Citetions



-That Is You / When We're Older. Just records 19??.


Monday, January 15, 2024


Rare photo to see (probably this is the first time you've seen it) of the group Joey & The Flips who recorded for Cameo records. 

They are related to the group Little Joey & The Flips...

Thursday, October 19, 2023


The Nu-Tones "Teen-Age Heart". Spin-Time records-1959.

 First time on Youtube?. 

Read about this group here;

 Listen to them...

Friday, October 13, 2023


Surely many collectors of doo wop music know the songs of this white group, but I am sure that for many of them this is the first time they have seen this photo of the group.

Saturday, August 26, 2023


New photo of the white group The Hi-lites who recorded for Mercury records.

More about they here;

Sunday, August 20, 2023

DOO WOP FLYER ... Johnny Maestro & The Crests

Advertising flyer for Johnny Maestro and the Crests with Lois Lee (Joey Dee's wife), in which it is said that they recorded for APT records so it must be the single they released in 1964/65 on this record label "Phone Booth On The Highway / She's Mine Alone".

 I have also included a photo from this time that I think is rare to see.

Friday, August 18, 2023

THE TEMPOS ...Photo & Video

In this post you can see a rare photo of the group The Tempos during a live performance, location and year unknown you can also see a video of the group singing their hit "See You In September" live for the Dick Clark TV Show in 1959.

More about they here;

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

RARE 45 rpm EP ...The Liberal Artists

Occidental College (informally Oxy) is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1887 as a coeducational college by clergy and members of the Presbyterian Church.

In 1958 college students: Phil Towle, John Paden, Dale Brush, Doug Scott, Stan Schultz. recorded one 45 rpm EP with doo wop songs with a white sound.


Saturday, July 22, 2023

SALMAS BROS ... Keen records

Salmas Bros.

-Earthquake In My Heart. Keen records -1958.

Nice popish white doo wop side.


Tuesday, June 27, 2023

COLORED PHOTO ... The Bon-Bons

Information about this girl group here;

Dino Perrone aka Sammy Surf

DINO PERRONE & THE SUSPICIONS -  Story of a Dream. Busy Bee records 1963?. 

A side is the same song by Sammy Surf & The Teen Tones on Nu Sound from 1962. The writer on both is Sam Perrone (possibly Sammy Surf).


PHOTO .. Dion DiMucci

Rare original picture of Dion DiMucci from 1963 when he recorded for Columbia records.

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Friday, June 9, 2023

RARE 45 rpm ... Five Shadows

 Rare to see this 45 rpm on the Mellomood label also this is the rarest recording of this label.

More here;


Monday, June 5, 2023

THE LAURELS ... Muse records

No information found on this disc, perhaps this 45 rpm is a private recording by Dick Muse a McKeesport doo-wopper who started out in 1956 with the Condors and had a group called The Laurels who recorded in 1961 under the name of The Pennants for World records, in the 80's Dick reunited another group with the name of The Laurels. I think it's about this group...


Sunday, May 28, 2023

COLORED PHOTO...The Elegants

Colorized photo of the group The Elegants difficult to see in this full format.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

THE ELLORALS ...Unrecorded group

If anyone has information about them let me know.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

THE MYSTICS ... Performance in Italy

Remember that next Saturday in Italy (Europe) the Mystics will perform. 

Here is the publicity of said performance...✨Saturday 13 May ✨ The Mystics.... 11.30 pm At the Fun Circus By @shboomfestival . The MYSTICS with ORIGINAL founding member George Galfo with Ralph Rati, Anthony DeFontes and Jerry Frulio and The Mystics Band are bringing their show to the Sh-Boom festival. Don't miss the opportunity to watch the show! Being part of the public is possible! Forgetting the MYSTICS is IMPOSSIBLE. for ticket information! call 📞 327 110 8176 or

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

THE KID ... Rumble records


-Sleep Tight / True Love (Is Hard To Find). Rumble records-1961.

The Kid" was Bobbie (or "Bobby") Howard, a teenaged singer / instrumentalist in Link Wray's Wraymen. Wray wrote these sides and the Rumble label is owened by Link Wray.


Friday, April 21, 2023

PHOTOS and PERFORMANCE ... The Safaris

Three photos of the white group The Safaris difficult to see with this good image quality. Also in the included video you can see a performance of the group outdoors singing their hit "Image Of A Girl".

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

THE VANGUARDS... Regency / Dot Records

Today in this blog another example of a black group with a white sound since this black group from Toronto is cataloged in some websites and record sales catalogs as a "White Group".


-Baby Doll / My Friend Mary Ann. Regency records 1957. Dot records-1958.

Complete biography of this group here;

Listen to them...

Garage Doo Wop ... THE VICK-TERS

An example of the so-called garage doo wop sound by The Vick-Ters.

Bobby Vaccarelli, Andy Rovito, Rick Celli, Albie Rothstein, Jimmy Sanford and Chris Trent. Bobby Vaccarelli singing lead.

"Stormy Weather" and "Pennies From Heaven".


Monday, April 17, 2023


Advertising flyer for the girl group The Uniques, a group surely unknown to many fans and who claim to be the first Hispanic girl group (all of them have their origins in Mexico) to record doo wop.

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

PHOTO ...The Quotations

As you can see, this Quotations photo is not in its best condition, but I think it's worth seeing it in its original format as it doesn't appear that way in many places.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

THE FABUTONS ... Unrecorded group

Donnie Iris (born Dominic Ierace, February 28, 1943) is an American rock musician known for his work with the Jaggerz and Wild Cherry during the 1970s, and for his solo career beginning in the 1980s with his band, the Cruisers. He wrote the #2 Billboard hit, "The Rapper", with the Jaggerz in 1970 and was a member of Wild Cherry after the group had a #1 hit with "Play That Funky Music." He also achieved fame as a solo artist in the early 1980s with the #29 hit "Ah! Leah!" and the #37 hit "Love Is Like a Rock."

About the time he was a senior in high school (circa 1961) he formed a vocal doo-wop group called the Fabutons (see above) with Johnny Roth, Anthony Matteo, Lou Delessandro and Chuckie Hasson and performed gigs around Beaver and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. However, the group only performed a few times before they disbanded and Ierace went to college.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

THE 45's ... The Sundowners

The Sundowners.

-Never let You Go / Poor Little Sad-Eyed Sue. Chip records-1962.

B side by Big Jim and the Sundowners.

Value; 30.


Monday, April 3, 2023

REVIVAL YEARS ... The Wanderers

The Wanderers.  

-Joann / Follow Me To Somewhere. 19??.

This is a private recording Produced by Joe Arminio (writer of both songs) and Bob Emmons (of the Crosstones).

In 1982 The Crosstones recorded this song and in 2011 the UK group The Firebirds from the Crosstones song.